Somewhere in my upbringing I was taught that it is necessary to get your work done before you are allowed to play. That "learning" has been my excuse for a long time as to why I don't do art.
Since I do not currently have a job and live on a social security check, I have nothing but time to play and yet do not allow myself as I have so much "work" to do in my home.
It is time to change old habits and "get-er done" as Larry the Cable Guy would say. So today I took the plunge and neglected work (not all of it mind you) and played in my art room on this Fabriano Watercolor Art Journal I am working on. It is part of a class I am taking from Marilyn Rock and Kerri Possen. I decided to do a little on my own as I had these elements I liked together. I thought I might get a head start so that in class I might get time to do the embellishing. I'm a little slow sometimes and everyone else will be done and I'm still puttsing along.
I'm not completely done but made a breakthrough in my habits and hopefully will continue to stop finding "work" excuses and "finding play time".
I was totally inspired to do this today by DJ Pettitt and her post on a suggestion she gave a beginner. I don't know if it helped the beginner, but it sure helped me and I thanked her for it.
You can find her blog at: http://djpettitt.blogspot.com/2010/02/new-blog-on-typepad.html
Thanks too for all you bloggers who inspire me with your work and come to visit mine.
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